April 7,   2017

Help us reach our goal of 100% participa tion! 
Kids in the Woods with the Leelanau Conservancy

A neat program called  Wheels to Woods  pays for bus transportation so that teachers can get their students out into a forest like Palmer Woods to learn about the natural world. We recently hosted a group from Leelanau Montessori in Suttons Bay. Forester Kama Ross helped children to identify trees using fun metaphors to describe their bark. Examples: think elephant legs when looking for beech trees, or wavy ski trails when searching for oak. Photos: Kids calculate this tree's d iameter. Students created salamander houses and will come back in May to see who has taken up residence.The 4th-6th graders also measured off an acre, counted tree rings and observed an owl pellet. Thanks to you, places like Palmer Woods exist now and for future generations to discover nature's wonders. "A lot of kids don't have the opportunity to get out in a place like this," says Montessori teacher Emma Kelly. "It was great to spend a day outdoors in the woods to play, explore and learn all at the same time."

For the full Leelanau Conservancy article click here!

Buy Tickets  Here!
*Volunteers at the event get complimentary admission.  
Contact Emily Miezio for details at emily.miezio@gmail.com

Volunteer and potluck signup here!

Volunteer help would be greatly appreciated!  If you are willing and able signup
A Simple Fundraising Opportunity!

One Without Limits is our most recent business to join the Co-Op!  10% of every purchase you make from OWL will go straight to Leelanau Montessori!  Make sure you mention Leelanau Montessori as how you heard about OWL in special instructions to the seller at checkout!

Visit OWL's Website  here!

If you have a business you would like to get involved with The Co-Op 
contact Elizabeth at channere@leelanaumontessori.org
Open Enrollment

If you have any friends or family that may be interested in Leelanau Montessori for their children, please have them contact the office to schedule a tour and observation.  Word of mouth is our best advertisement!  Thank you.    

Open Enrollment Schedule:  
4th Friday in May - Within five (5) business days in advance of the lottery, the school will communicate the time, date and location of the lottery with caretakers of applicants (May 26th) 
1st Friday in June - Lottery Day The following Tuesday after the lottery- Caretakers of accepted applicants notified with offer of enrollment within one week from receiving notification- Caretaker deadline to accept offer of enrollment (June 2nd)
3rd Friday in July - Caretaker deadline to complete enrollment tasks of accepted applicants (July 21st) 

Community Updates

- This week's 25 cent State Theater kids movie is Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson! "Thanks to our friends at Chemical Bank, we're putting on a FREE Community Easter Party featuring a special screening of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" (2016). There will Bunny Ears for all, games, Easter basket prizes, and more -- AND IT'S ALL FREE! How great is that? THANK YOU CHEMICAL BANK! Tickets available starting 3/31. "

*Private Tutoring Offered:  Click here  to find out about this service to our community.

The Practice of Gratitude
-Thank you Heather and Morgan Craker for helping Hickory with Evening of Art projects!

-Thank you to Amy Send Coleman for the staff gift bags of appreciation!
Hot Lunch

 April Lunch Menu 
Dates to Remember

This Week
3rd years visit Hickory
April 14- No School

Coming Up
April 21 - Community Sing & YEM 2-3
April 21 - Spring Dance 5-7 (potluck)

Please mark your calendars for
**An Evening of Piano**
featuring Montessori students. Join us  Tuesday, April 25th at 6:30 pm  in the music room to hear these talented musicians!

May 6- Starry Night Evening of Art: Raising Funds for our Future
May 11 - May Erlewine Music Workshop!
In Search of:
Evening of Art Committee is looking for donated art from local artists to auction at our Annual Evening of Art Fundraiser.  If you are or know someone who would be interested please contact Elizabeth at channere@leelanaumontessori.org
-Hoola Hoops
-Office Snack{ granola Bars and apples to keep in the office for kids with no snack
-Dry Erase Markers
-Wooden Kitchen Matches
Quick Links

Photos of the Week
Sugar Maple, Cedar, and Hickory off to Leo Creek Preserve to begin work on their hugelkultur and spiral garden beds!

Cedar loving their little furry friend Guinea.